Dale married Latane Key in 1968, when he was only 17 years old. They had one son, Kerry, in 1969. They divorced in 1970.
Dale married for the second time in 1971. He married Brenda Gee, who gave birth to a daughter, Kelley, in 1972, and a son, Dale Jr., in 1974. After the birth of their children they divorced.
Dale married Teresa Houston in 1982. They were still married at the time of his death. They had daughter, Taylor Nicole on December 20, 1988.